Ophthalmology (15 News)

NIH Competition For Creating 'Eye in a Dish'

Jun 18, 2017 2:00 pm
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The National Eye Institute of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a competition to develop a working model of the human retina fro...

How Our Eyes See The World?

Jun 17, 2017 11:00 am
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The mystery of how human eyes compute the direction of moving light has been made clearer by scientists at The University of Queensland. Using adva...

Cutting-edge stem cell therapy proves safe, but will it ever be effective?

May 30, 2017 7:00 pm
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It’s official: The first use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe, if not clearly effective. Japanese researchers ...

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

May 6, 2017 6:00 pm
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Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego...

Tadpoles Learn To See From Their Tails!

Apr 28, 2017 8:00 pm
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Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter d...

Identifying three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring t...

Honey bees have sharper eyesight than we thought

Apr 15, 2017 10:00 am
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Research conducted at the University of Adelaide has discovered that bees have much better vision than was previously known, offering new insights int...

iPS cell therapy reported safe

Apr 5, 2017 2:00 pm
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Japanese researchers reported this week that the first trial of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe and effective in halti...

How Other Senses Step Up to Help in Blind People?

Apr 1, 2017 9:00 am
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The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such a...

Effect of Cell Environment on Eye Diseases

Mar 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular ma...

Nano-implants Help Restoring Vision

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 pm
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A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnol...

The Danger of Unauthorized Stem Cell Therapy

Mar 21, 2017 5:00 pm
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Three women suffered severe, permanent eye damage after stem cells were injected into their eyes, in an unproven treatment at a loosely regulated clin...

Shining light Into a Key Protein for Fighting Blindness

Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am
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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper v...

Why Zebrafish Don't Suffer from Blindness

Mar 18, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have discovered that in zebrafish, decreased levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminob...

Vision Restoration in Blind Mice by Transplanting Photoreceptors Derived from Human Stem Cells

Jan 17, 2017 8:00 am
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Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ens...